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Questioning faith in the parsha

The World is a Room, by Yehudah Amichai

Parshah M’tzora

This is the first paragraph of the story by Amichai. For the full story, have a seat at the Chevra table!

They returned by a different path from the one they had taken. They passed half a forest and came to a valley completely empty: Empty of stones and trees and people. From far away they heard the cries of children playing. He took out his camera and photographed her; then she photographed him. There’s a snapshot of that wonderful day, in which the two of them are embracing. But how could that have happened? His camera wasn’t automatic, and there was not a soul in the valley—a place empty as a star just discovered. Who then took the picture? Who watched their fate develop? Who held their weak smile opposite the light and saw it all?


One response to “The World is a Room, by Yehudah Amichai

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